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Three Taylorville Memorial Foundation Scholarships’ Deadline Looms


The deadline is April 1 for local students to submit applications to receive scholarship funding awarded through the Taylorville Memorial Foundation.

The three scholarship opportunities are:

  • The Carolyn M. Butterfield Trust Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from a Christian County high school and is enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be in or have completed their first year in a nursing program.

“As a charter member of the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital (now Taylorville Memorial) Foundation, Carolyn Butterfield understood the importance of a rural hospital,” said Raedena Ryan, executive director of the Taylorville Memorial Foundation. “It was her wish to financially assist Christian County students pursuing a career in healthcare, especially in the field of nursing.”

  • The John H. Butterfield Agriscience and Nutrition Scholarship is awarded to a student who has graduated from a central Illinois high school, with priority given to a Christian County resident, and has completed the first year in an agriscience or food nutrition program at a two- or four-year college or university.

“The Butterfield family established this scholarship to honor their father’s dedication to agriculture. Agriculture remains one of the economic engines in our community and also drives good health,” said Ryan. “Awarding this scholarship to a young person preparing for a career in agriculture or nutrition honors John’s interest in education.”

  • The Dr. George Ferry Memorial Scholarship is awarded each spring to two Taylorville High School graduates who plan to pursue a healthcare career. The late George Ferry contributed a lifetime of service, dedication and commitment to his family, his practice, his community and Taylorville Memorial Hospital, said Ryan.

To submit a scholarship application, visit or mail application information to the foundation’s office at 201 E. Pleasant St., Taylorville, IL 62568. For more information, contact the foundation at 217-707-5271.

The Taylorville Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized in 1995. The foundation accepts financial gifts to help further the mission of Taylorville Memorial Hospital.